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Book Fare Cafe

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1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
+1 360-734-3434
10:00 - 22:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My son and I often meet for lunch at the Cafe, and we're never disappointed with the ever-changing menu that owner and chef Charles conjures up. It's obvious that he loves to cook (everything is prepared onsite) and that he appreciates great local produce. The views and ambiance in the Cafe keep us coming back again and again.

Thank Linda E
Beaufort, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place for an espresso - very accommodating staff with a nice view. Buy a book or a magazine and bring it up to the cafe to enjoy with your coffee.

Thank amazy
Los Angeles
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

had a great salad and soup there and a very cozy little cafe in the middle of an awesome bookstore - what could be better than that? must take one star away because of so-so latte.

Thank muzzmashe
Bellingham, Washington
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Delicious baked goods and soups. Coffee, teas, etc. Nice place to relax and kick back, take in a terrific view of the Bay. Check it out.

Thank Roseventures
Anacortes, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

After reading the reviews. Had to stop here and check it out. My expectations were very high and that could be a downfall to my mediocre review. Village books was cool with bargain prices on several genres of books. Wanted to top if off with a good lunch. The food wasn't boring but it definitely lacked that robust flavor other... More 

Thank averageflower45
Fairbanks, Alaska
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

How can you not love a cafe amidst books with a view of the historic district and the bay? I suppose that is to say you will like this place if you like bookstores and you are looking for a good view. The people serving today were prompt and helpful when I asked about what would fit my tastes and... More 

Thank Marie S
Bellingham, Washington
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207 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This small little cafe, upstairs among the bookshelves, is a great place for lunch. The food is simply prepared and delicious. This is a favorite spot for locals. We recommend it as a perfect place for small casual lunches or coffee and something yummy.

Thank MVCorey
Seattle, WA
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Attractive space with lots of windows and light. Excellent coffee drinks. Both vegetarian and regular options. Short menu with about a dozen items. Check out the bookstore too.

Thank hiker_rich
Seattle, WA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Charming bookstore and gift shop. There are chairs here and there on the 3 floors to sit and take a look at some good books. The selection isn't huge, but nice chosen.

Thank Lhasa4
Lahaina, Hawaii
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

This bookstore has something for everyone and you can spend hours looking at their fantastic stock of books as well as gift items. One of their best features is the store's friendly staff.

Thank Lunamaui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-3434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?